The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking nominations for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award, the Superhero of Medicine Award and the Champion of Veterans’ Health Award which will be presented at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner on April 17, 2020 in Madison. The nomination deadline is November 1.
The Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Award was established in 2006 in memory of Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, who was an active volunteer in his community and an advocate for patients and the profession of medicine at the state and national levels. Consider nominating a young physician from your area who has demonstrated a commitment to their patients, the community and the profession of medicine. A young physician is defined as a licensed Wisconsin physician who is less than 40 years old or is in the first eight years of practice after residency and fellowship training. Read about last year’s recipient, Gurdesh Singh Bedi, MD. A nomination form can be found here.
In addition to presenting the recipient with an engraved award, the Foundation will make a contribution to a charitable organization of the recipient’s choice.
The Superhero of Medicine Award recognizes Wisconsin physicians who live out the mission of the Foundation to an exemplary degree, going above and beyond to improve the health of their patients and/or community. Superheroes of Medicine work passionately to help individual patients and/or fight to improve health by reducing barriers to care and improving health education, prevention or treatment. Preference is given to Wisconsin Medical Society member physicians involved in a program of the Foundation or a project supported by the Foundation through a grant or other partnership. Both the nominating physician and the nominee must be licensed Wisconsin physicians. Read about last year’s recipient, Ritu Bhatnagar, MD, MPH. To nominate a Superhero of Medicine physician, click here.
The Champion of Veterans’ Health Award recognizes Wisconsin physicians who demonstrate support for veterans and for improving veterans’ health beyond the clinic. Any Wisconsin physician currently involved with a charitable organization that serves veterans may be nominated. A charitable donation will be made to a non-profit serving veterans of the recipient’s choice. Read about last year’s recipient, Matthew Crowe, MD. To nominate a Champion of Veterans’ Health physician, click here.
For more information on any of these awards, contact Elizabeth Ringle at 608.442.3789. The nomination deadline is November 1.